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Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 51 (New Brighton Bridge)

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheswardine, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8468 / 52°50'48"N

Longitude: -2.4163 / 2°24'58"W

OS Eastings: 372059

OS Northings: 327781

OS Grid: SJ720277

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y.SML7

Mapcode Global: WH9CB.VPKY

Entry Name: Shropshire Union Canal Bridge Number 51 (New Brighton Bridge)

Listing Date: 25 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176021

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260164

Location: Cheswardine, Shropshire, TF9

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Cheswardine

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Cheswardine St Swithun

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


8/14 Bridge No 51
- (New Brighton Bridge)

- II

Canal bridge. Circa 1830. Thomas Telford and Alexander Easton, engineers.
Dressed red sandstone with tooled ashlar dressings. Elliptical
skew arch with voussoirs and flush keystone. Flat string course, and parapet
with square end piers and rounded coping. Slightly battered and curved
abutments. Cast-iron corner posts on towpath side with grooves caused by rope
haulage. Oval cast-iron number plate. This stretch of canal was built as
part of the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal (act passed 1826, opened
1835), which was absorbed by the Ellesmere and Chester Canal in 1845 and eventually
became part of the Shropshire Union in 1846. Charles Hadfield, The Canals of the
West Midlands, pp 183-9; Thomas Pellow and Paul Bowen, The Shroppie. A portrait
of the Shropshire Union Canal.

Listing NGR: SJ7205927781

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